Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Hump Day Improvisation: Early Bird Thanksgiving Blogfest

Today I normally have a writing challenge for anyone interested in participating and later in the day I post my sentences. But this is Jeffrey Beesler’s Early Bird Thanksgiving Blogfest. So Hump Day is all about being grateful. If you haven’t signed up for this blogfest, now you can toot your horn about how thankful you are for one or more things in my comments. If you have signed up, leave a teaser and directions to your blog…we will stop by and read it.

I am thankful that I am saved through Jesus and have a love of God in my heart. I am thankful for sunshine and rain. Wind in my hair. Clothes in my closet and food on the table. I am thankful that I live in a time and a place where I can enjoy freedom. I am grateful for all those who struggled to make my freedom possible. An ancestor of mine fought in nearly every American war, starting with the Revolutionary War. So I remember them. I am thankful for my family and for all of you, my blog friends and my real life friends. I am grateful that my mother is a stubborn woman who didn’t follow the advice of early educators and put me in an institution when I couldn’t read in 3rd grade. No, she taught me phonics and a love of books. I am thankful for my husband, my children and grandchildren. Love shared is multiplied.

There you have it. And I’m sure I could list more. But now I want to hear from you. What are you thankful for?

Now head over to Jeffrey’s blog and read all the other great post.

25 comments:

Jules said...

Oh, I signed up at the last minute. Sounds like you a lot to be very thankful for, especially that mother of yours.

I remember phonics :)
Jules @ Trying To Get Over The Rainbow

N. R. Williams said...

Not to over use a word but, thank you for dropping by Jules and leaving a comment. I will come read yours.
NR

Jeffrey Beesler said...

These are great! I'm thankful for all the wonderful friends I've made through blogging, and I'm thankful for your hump day improvisations, which always challenge me to write my very best!

N. R. Williams said...

Thank you so much Jeffrey. That made my day.
NR

Budd said...

A lot to be thankful for!

N. R. Williams said...

True, and I'm thankful that you stopped by and left a comment.
NR

Chris Phillips said...

I'm thankful for my dog and that so far I've convinced my wife we only need one of them.

Summer Ross said...

You have wonderful things on your list of grateful. I really enjoyed reading it.

Colene Murphy said...

Lovely. All amazing things to be thankful for! Happy Thanksgiving!

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

My list is up! And we can both be thankful there's more than just this life to look forward to.
Happy Thanksgiving, Nancy!

N. R. Williams said...

I am thankful that you stopped by Chris.

I'm delighted that you enjoyed reading my list Summer.

Thank you Colene.

Thank you Alex. Yes, there is something wonderful that awaits us.
NR

Mary Vaughn said...

Nancy, I'm with on the faith. Without it I have nothing.
Enjoy the holiday!

N. R. Williams said...

Mary, you're absolutely right about that one. Thanks for dropping in.
NR

The Golden Eagle said...

That's a great list of things to be thankful for. :)

I'm thankful for being able to learn more every day.

Liz said...

Thank you for sharing such wonderful things that you are thankful for. :)

Happy Thanksgiving!

Lynda Young said...

We have a lot to be grateful for. The list could be endless. Happy Thanksgiving
Lyn

N. R. Williams said...

Thank you Golden, Liz and Lynda. We do have a lot to be grateful for. Cheers.
NR

Dominic de Mattos said...

I'm thankful for you!
Your kindness and generosity of spirit stand out in a crowd!
I'm sure He is especially fond of you!

N. R. Williams said...

Thank you Dom. I'm not sure if He is as fond of me as you say. I can have a mean streak. The bane of my existence. Thanks for the nice comment.
NR

Jemi Fraser said...

Love shared is indeed multiplied! Have a wonderful Thanksgiving :)

N. R. Williams said...

Thank you Jemi and you too. Also a thanks for leaving a comment. It is greatly appreciated.
NR

Kittie Howard said...

Happy Thanksgiving, N.R.! Thanks for dropping by (I'm following you as well; you're close to 200, yay!) Nice to meet a Pilgrim descendent! I thought too late to include that non-Pilgrims were on the Mayflower, should've cut the historical pie a bit larger, gulp! If the captain of the Mayflower had cut and run, things might have turned out differently.

N. R. Williams said...

Thank you Kittie for dropping by and leaving a comment. The captain of the Mayflower had no idea what a historical thing he was doing.
NR

Nate Wilson said...

I'm thankful for all the good things in my life, and many of the bad things, since they help me appreciate the good ones all the more.

Great post, N.R. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

N. R. Williams said...

Thank you Nate. I'm sorry I didn't check out the comments here sooner.
NR